MAJSAK, Walter Joseph
Walter Joseph Majsak, 86, of Plainville, husband of the late Anne (Garske) Majsak, passed away on Thursday, (December 27, 2012) at Apple Rehab of Farmington Valley, Plainville. Born in Plainville on Feb. 21, 1926, Walt was the only child of the late Joseph and Anna (Sondej) Majsak. A lifelong resident, he was a 1944 graduate of Plainville High School, where he excelled in athletics. Tri-captain of the basketball, football, and track teams, he lettered as a freshman in track and was inducted into the Athletic Backers Club Hall of Fame in 1999. His love for sports continued as he served as an official for both high school and college football throughout the years. Upon graduation from the College of Holy Cross in 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country for four years, and was honorably discharged in 1952. Walt and Anne were married in June 1953 and returned to Plainville where they raised their five children, and Walt demonstrated his devotion to the Plainville community. A member of the Democratic Town Committee since 1948, he also served on the Board of Education for 27 years, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and as a longtime member and Past President of the Rotary Club. A lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, he also served as Chairman of the Parish Council and was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Gerald T. Corrigan Council of Plainville. He was also a member of AARP Chapter #4146 and their former statewide People and Representative Specialist. He was employed as a salesman for Torrington Plumbing and Heating, in Waterbury, from where he retired in 2002 after 20 years. He is survived by his children, Joseph and Anne Majsak of White Plains, NY, Michael and Kathy Majsak of New City, NY, Stephen Majsak and Terry Sukenik of Chicago, IL, Elizabeth and Mark Nunes of Lynnwood, WA, and James and Colleen Majsak of Plainville; his grandchildren, Caroline, David, Emily, Chelsea, Tyler, Matthew, John, Austin, and Angela; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Funeral services for Mr. Majsak will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St. in Plainville to Our Lady of Mercy Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. For information or to leave words of condolence please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.